I put my head where my feet should go
and just laid there quietly.
It took a little while to fall asleep
but then I did.
I don’t remember dreaming.
I suppose something danced in my head.
I was just happy to wake up to the quiet
when the sun came up.
Birds were chirping,
cars whizzed by.
But in my room with the door shut,
it was quiet.
Really quiet for the first time
in a long while.
I realized I wasn’t thinking.
Wasn’t trying to figure out
what to do.
Trying to tell myself what not to think about.
That’s how I spend most days,
telling my brain
‘‘Don’t think that, it’s bad for us.’’
No, today it was quiet.
I lay still, taking it all in…
And it was nice.
I hope that happens tomorrow, too.